Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday ~ { All Things Jane Austen}

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released as well. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine

I love reading Jane Austen's novels  time and again so I was pretty excited to find two pending new releases coming out this year based off of Jane's classics. One is being released in June 2017 and the other in November 2017. 

I can't wait to read them!

  • ISBN-10: 1601429347
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601429346
  • Publisher: WaterBrook 

Release Date  ~ June 13, 2017 

Just a few years after their father’s business scandal shatters their lives, Jane and Celia Woodward find themselves forced out of their San Francisco tea shop. The last thing Jane wants is to leave their beloved shop on Valencia Street, but when Celia insists on a move to Austin, Texas, the sisters pack up their kid sister Margot and Jane’s tea plants, determined to start over yet again.

But life in Austin isn’t all sweet tea and breakfast tacos. Their unusual living situation is challenging and unspoken words begin to fester between Jane and Celia. When Jane meets and falls for up-and-coming musician Sean Willis, the chasm grows deeper.

While Sean seems to charm everyone in his path, one person is immune – retired Marine Captain Callum Beckett. Callum never meant to leave the military, but the twin losses of his father and his left leg have returned him to the place he least expected—Texas. 

In this modern spin on the Austen classic, Sense and Sensibility, the Woodward sisters must contend with new ingredients in unfamiliar kitchens, a dash of heartbreak, and the fragile hope that maybe home isn't so far away.  


  • ISBN-10: 0718078098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718078096
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date ~  November 7, 2017

After years of following her best friend’s lead, Mary Davies finds a whimsical trip back to Austen’s Regency England paves the way towards a new future.
Mary Davies lives and works in Austin, Texas, as an industrial engineer. She has an orderly and productive life, a job and colleagues that she enjoys—particularly a certain adorable, intelligent, and hilarious consultant. But something is missing for Mary. When her estranged and emotionally fragile childhood friend Isabel Dwyer offers Mary a two-week stay in a gorgeous manor house in Bath, Mary reluctantly agrees to come along, in hopes that the holiday will shake up her quiet life in just the right ways. But Mary gets more than she bargained for when Isabel loses her memory and fully believes that she lives in Regency England. Mary becomes dependent on a household of strangers to take care of Isabel until she wakes up.
With Mary in charge and surrounded by new friends, Isabel rests and enjoys the leisure of a Regency lady. But life gets even more complicated when Mary makes the discovery that her life and Isabel’s have intersected in more ways that she knew, and she finds herself caught between who Isabel was, who she seems to be, and the man who stands between them. Outings are undertaken, misunderstandings play out, and dancing ensues as this triangle works out their lives and hearts among a company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation.

Which new releases are you excited about and can't wait to read? 


Verushka Byrow said...

These sound just lovely! I haven't read a contemporary Austen tale yet, perhaps I should just start with these lol

Barb said...

Adorable covers. I've never read Jane Austen, which is probably a shame, but these do sound good. Hope you enjoy them!

Yvonne said...

I love Jane Austen books, especially the ones that are set in present day.

Ronyell (a.k.a. Rabbitearsblog) said...

These sound lovely! I hope you enjoy them!

Here’s my WoW!

Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

Hannah Courtney said...

I am not a fan of the classics and I've never heard of these modern twists though! I might check one of these out and see if I enjoy the stories in a different time period!

Laura said...

I haven't read Jane Austen yet, but these both sound interesting. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for coming by.

Maria Behar said...

The only Jane Austen book I've ever read is "Pride and Prejudice", but I do want to read more of her novels! These two books sure sound like wonderful reads! I LOVE books based on famous literary works!

Thanks for sharing these two, which I'm now going to add to my Goodreads shelves!! Also, thanks for visiting my own CWW post and commenting!! Hope you enjoy these two books!! <3 :)

Jill Hoke said...

I'm looking forward to both of these as well.

Lisa Mandina said...

I don't think I'd heard of either of these, but now they sound really good! Thanks so much for bringing these to my attention, as well as stopping by my Wednesday post at Lisa Loves Literature earlier.